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RAW January 2018

“An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.”  Henri Matisse

Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire, and Air by Ellen Speert   can be seen Jan 23 - March 7, 2018 at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, 92024) and then it travels to the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024) from March 7 - May 2, 2018. The reception on March 17 at the Community Center is from 1:00 - 4:00 PM and will feature spoken word artist Alyce Smith Cooper performing “ Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire & Air: The Mythic Journey of Zora” For more info 760.436.3310 ellen@artRETREATS.com

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
Radiance and The Color of Light Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California and Inspired: A Mosaic Invitational at CCAE Picked RAW by Patricia Frischer

To commemorate both its 35th year in San Diego and its 10th year as The New Children’s Museum, The New Children’s Museum is welcoming back Jason Hackenwerth as an artist in residency in the Museum’s Innovators LAB from January 7 – 15, 2018, During his eight-day residency, Hackenwerth will construct a giant latex balloon sculpture entitled Crystal Cortex that will span up to 50 feet from the bottom to the top that will be on display for three months. Hackenwerth will lead hands-on workshops for member families to introduce his practice.   Museum visitors will be able to watch the balloon sculpture being built and slowly raised to hang in the atrium at the Museum’s entrance.

We are so happy to Janine Free featured in SD Home and Garden and learn more about her past. We love her series of images of reflections in shop windows.

Love of Haitian Culture is a timely exhibition at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad opening Feb 11. This is from the collection of local resident Lawrence Kent.

A short video was made by a Chinese team of the artwork showing by Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance at the LA Art Fair in early January. When I watched this video it had already received a large number of views from an interested Asian audience! Sergott told us he sold a number of works at this fair and their next fair is in Palm Springs in February. Sergott told us he sold a number of works at this fair and their next fair is in Palm Springs in February.

Art Bus Express has new website with a new section called “Teachers’ Corner” where you can learn about the importance of field study trips and “Places to Go” which lists the many arts and science venues available throughout San Diego County.

We are very pleased to announce that the City of Encinitas approved the installation of a public sculpture by Jeffery Laudenslager, one of the SD Art Prize recipients. The piece, titled "Orpheus," will be installed by K Street Park at the south end of Coast Highway 101. The Encinitas Friends of the Arts will pay for the sculpture pad and lighting and Laudenslager is loaning the work at no cost for a year. This is the beginning of a whole set of new sculpture locations in Encinitas with changing and permanent installation. Three other works were approved at the same time by Maidy Morhous, Tim Richards and Betsy Schulz.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will host the 11th biennial Art Auction at its downtown location at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 28.

Doug Simay is selling off some of his collection to a “discerning next generation of collectors.” He certainly has one of the most discerning eyes of any local collector we know.  

Kay Colvin is leaving the L-Street Gallery after more than 40 exhibitions showcasing local artist. We are unsure what will happen in the space, but understand it was part of the percentage for the arts building agreement when the Omni was first constructed and this space should stay an art gallery. Colvin is still involved with 101 Artist Colony and the Pacific View Art Center, both in Encinitas.

The Muramid Museum which shelters the Art Miles Mural project has left its home in the Artist Alley in Oceanside but we have been informed it will open a new location soon.  

Elsie Arredondo , Owner/DirectorMonarch | Arredon Contemporary, tells us they will be closed for renovations for the first quarter of 2018, but are still taking appointments.More info: 858-382-9467

We have loved staying in ABNBs and now we love the idea of an ABNB experience.This is part of the opening up of services so anyone who has a special skill can share it and even make money from it.  

Is it a new day for ArtForum? Check out this article about the shake-up in editorial in Vulture and maybe check out then latest issue. It appears that they will be addressing the male/female inequity.

A brilliant new blue pigment YinMn – discovered serendipitously by Oregon State University chemists in 2009 – is now reaching the marketplace, where it will be used in a wide range of coatings and plastics.

There are some surprises in this article 13 Famous Artist Couples’ Massive Gender Pay Gapsfrom Artsy. Not all males made more money than their female counterparts.  

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The Business of Art scholarship offered by The Studio Door in North Park is a unique opportunity for an artist who has a body of work to showcase and is interested in selling their artwork during Mission Federal ArtWalk. To ensure a successful launch at this year’s festival, the artist will receive personalized mentoring from Patric Stillman, artist and owner of The Studio Door, and receive an exceptional media package provided by San Diego Visual Arts Network. The deadline for the application is Feb 16 th. For more info: 619-255-4920

Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad is making a call for artists for Second Act Exhibit from May 20- July 7 Second Act is something a person devotes his life to later in life, after retiring or quitting his original occupation Send your images including overall size to Julie Weaverling To be considered for postcard submit by March 18. Final submission deadline April 22. More info: 760-795-6120

Conception Arts is accepting artists for their one day event in San Diego on Sat, Feb. 3rd featuring painters, sculptors, photographers, mixed media artists as well as specialty wood, glass and metal artisans. To submit your work/be contacted to have your questions answered personally, go to the website and choose \"submit work\". Conception Exhibits are now taking place across the US, and have been featured in the Dallas Patron Magazine, Wall St Journal and ABC news. For more info: Renee Smith 212-369-7971

Over a two-year period, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) will undertake an open competitive process to commission an artist to create and install a permanent, site-specific artwork for the 2.6 acre linear urban park that follows a newly restored section of Chollas Creek, the Our Town Public Art Project at Chollas Creek. This project is a collaboration with the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The deadline for submission is Feb 16 so check out the full details now. More info: Victoria Hamilton 619.527.6161

The Encinitas Friends of the Arts is creating another Passport event. This one is to Brazil. If you know of any good Brazilian artists who live in San Diego, do contact Naimeh Tanha Woodward friendsofthearts1@gmail.com

Art On 30th / Ashton Gallery in North Park is making a call for artist for the show Everything New: What have you been doing in your studio? How have you started the new year? Show us your newest work - or honor the Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog) with a great piece. $35 for 1-2 submissions $45 for 3-4 submissions with submissions ending Feb 10. More info: Ari Kate Ashton 619-894-9009

Have you got tidbits or other bits of gossip that you want to broadcast. Contact info@sdvisualarts.net

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“An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.”  Henri Matisse

Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire, and Air by Ellen Speert   can be seen Jan 23 - March 7, 2018 at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, 92024) and then it travels to the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024) from March 7 - May 2, 2018. The reception on March 17 at the Community Center is from 1:00 - 4:00 PM and will feature spoken word artist Alyce Smith Cooper performing “ Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire & Air: The Mythic Journey of Zora” For more info 760.436.3310 ellen@artRETREATS.com

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
Radiance and The Color of Light Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California and Inspired: A Mosaic Invitational at CCAE Picked RAW by Patricia Frischer

To commemorate both its 35th year in San Diego and its 10th year as The New Children’s Museum, The New Children’s Museum is welcoming back Jason Hackenwerth as an artist in residency in the Museum’s Innovators LAB from January 7 – 15, 2018, During his eight-day residency, Hackenwerth will construct a giant latex balloon sculpture entitled Crystal Cortex that will span up to 50 feet from the bottom to the top that will be on display for three months. Hackenwerth will lead hands-on workshops for member families to introduce his practice.   Museum visitors will be able to watch the balloon sculpture being built and slowly raised to hang in the atrium at the Museum’s entrance.

We are so happy to Janine Free featured in SD Home and Garden and learn more about her past. We love her series of images of reflections in shop windows.

Love of Haitian Culture is a timely exhibition at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad opening Feb 11. This is from the collection of local resident Lawrence Kent.

A short video was made by a Chinese team of the artwork showing by Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance at the LA Art Fair in early January. When I watched this video it had already received a large number of views from an interested Asian audience! Sergott told us he sold a number of works at this fair and their next fair is in Palm Springs in February. Sergott told us he sold a number of works at this fair and their next fair is in Palm Springs in February.

Art Bus Express has new website with a new section called “Teachers’ Corner” where you can learn about the importance of field study trips and “Places to Go” which lists the many arts and science venues available throughout San Diego County.

We are very pleased to announce that the City of Encinitas approved the installation of a public sculpture by Jeffery Laudenslager, one of the SD Art Prize recipients. The piece, titled "Orpheus," will be installed by K Street Park at the south end of Coast Highway 101. The Encinitas Friends of the Arts will pay for the sculpture pad and lighting and Laudenslager is loaning the work at no cost for a year. This is the beginning of a whole set of new sculpture locations in Encinitas with changing and permanent installation. Three other works were approved at the same time by Maidy Morhous, Tim Richards and Betsy Schulz.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will host the 11th biennial Art Auction at its downtown location at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 28.

Doug Simay is selling off some of his collection to a “discerning next generation of collectors.” He certainly has one of the most discerning eyes of any local collector we know.  

Kay Colvin is leaving the L-Street Gallery after more than 40 exhibitions showcasing local artist. We are unsure what will happen in the space, but understand it was part of the percentage for the arts building agreement when the Omni was first constructed and this space should stay an art gallery. Colvin is still involved with 101 Artist Colony and the Pacific View Art Center, both in Encinitas.

The Muramid Museum which shelters the Art Miles Mural project has left its home in the Artist Alley in Oceanside but we have been informed it will open a new location soon.  

Elsie Arredondo , Owner/DirectorMonarch | Arredon Contemporary, tells us they will be closed for renovations for the first quarter of 2018, but are still taking appointments.More info: 858-382-9467

We have loved staying in ABNBs and now we love the idea of an ABNB experience.This is part of the opening up of services so anyone who has a special skill can share it and even make money from it.  

Is it a new day for ArtForum? Check out this article about the shake-up in editorial in Vulture and maybe check out then latest issue. It appears that they will be addressing the male/female inequity.

A brilliant new blue pigment YinMn – discovered serendipitously by Oregon State University chemists in 2009 – is now reaching the marketplace, where it will be used in a wide range of coatings and plastics.

There are some surprises in this article 13 Famous Artist Couples’ Massive Gender Pay Gapsfrom Artsy. Not all males made more money than their female counterparts.  

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The Business of Art scholarship offered by The Studio Door in North Park is a unique opportunity for an artist who has a body of work to showcase and is interested in selling their artwork during Mission Federal ArtWalk. To ensure a successful launch at this year’s festival, the artist will receive personalized mentoring from Patric Stillman, artist and owner of The Studio Door, and receive an exceptional media package provided by San Diego Visual Arts Network. The deadline for the application is Feb 16 th. For more info: 619-255-4920

Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad is making a call for artists for Second Act Exhibit from May 20- July 7 Second Act is something a person devotes his life to later in life, after retiring or quitting his original occupation Send your images including overall size to Julie Weaverling To be considered for postcard submit by March 18. Final submission deadline April 22. More info: 760-795-6120

Conception Arts is accepting artists for their one day event in San Diego on Sat, Feb. 3rd featuring painters, sculptors, photographers, mixed media artists as well as specialty wood, glass and metal artisans. To submit your work/be contacted to have your questions answered personally, go to the website and choose \"submit work\". Conception Exhibits are now taking place across the US, and have been featured in the Dallas Patron Magazine, Wall St Journal and ABC news. For more info: Renee Smith 212-369-7971

Over a two-year period, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) will undertake an open competitive process to commission an artist to create and install a permanent, site-specific artwork for the 2.6 acre linear urban park that follows a newly restored section of Chollas Creek, the Our Town Public Art Project at Chollas Creek. This project is a collaboration with the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The deadline for submission is Feb 16 so check out the full details now. More info: Victoria Hamilton 619.527.6161

The Encinitas Friends of the Arts is creating another Passport event. This one is to Brazil. If you know of any good Brazilian artists who live in San Diego, do contact Naimeh Tanha Woodward friendsofthearts1@gmail.com

Art On 30th / Ashton Gallery in North Park is making a call for artist for the show Everything New: What have you been doing in your studio? How have you started the new year? Show us your newest work - or honor the Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog) with a great piece. $35 for 1-2 submissions $45 for 3-4 submissions with submissions ending Feb 10. More info: Ari Kate Ashton 619-894-9009

Have you got tidbits or other bits of gossip that you want to broadcast. Contact info@sdvisualarts.ne

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